Lorraine Kessey was born in August 1956 in Perth and was 21 years of
age at the time of her disappearance. She was living with a friend
and her two dogs and cats in Maddington.
On the evening of Friday 16 December 1977, Miss Kessey was with
friends at the Coronation Hotel, 154 Railway Parade in Queens Park
(now closed) and went on to the Black Forest Tavern, 744 Albany
Highway, Victoria Park (recently known as Daddy Long Legs).
At 11.45pm that evening Miss Kessey and a girlfriend left the Black
Forest Tavern and hitched a lift to a house in Thomas Street,
Cannington where they socialised with friends.
Miss Kessey left the Thomas Street house in the early hours of the
following morning, 17 December 1977, intending to hitch a lift to
her home in Maddington. She didn’t want to stay the night in Thomas
Street because she wanted to get home to feed her pets. She never
reached her home in Maddington and was later reported as a missing
Information received after a public appeal at the time revealed Miss
Kessey was last seen near the Carousel Shopping Centre on Albany
The person or persons responsible for Miss Kessey’s disappearance
have not been identified.
If you have any information about Lorraine Kessey’s disappearance,
or her movements after leaving the house in Cannington, please
contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make an online
report below. Please remember that you can remain anonymous
if you wish and rewards are offered.